Travel guide Rome
Beautiful and well-dressed women, friendly disposed cafés and the most attractive ancient monuments in the world – that is Rome, the eternal city on the west coast of the Italian peninsula, visited by several thousands of tourists each year. Though Italy is not among the most inexpensive places in Europe, there are several low cost airlines flying more than once a day, and many cheap hotels to provide accommodation for the budget-conscious tourists
. The most ancient district of Rome is the Rione Monti area, where you will find the most hotels and the most intriguing sights.
The territory is bordered by the Cittá di Vaticano on the West, the Villa Borghese on the North, the Universitá degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza on the east, and two parks on the south, Parco di Traiano, and Parco Ninfeo di Nerone – between them is located the famous Colosseum, symbol of Rome, which was originally an amphitheatre for Flavius, where gladiator fights and imitated battle scenes were performed. Its capacity exceeds 50000 persons, so thus being the largest amphitheatre in the whole country.
Since all the cheap hotels are located in the city centre
, you can easily discover the most important sights by walking as well: the Tiberis island, the Capitol Hill, the Forum Romanum, the Domus Aurea, the Catacombs, the Circus Maximus, and last but not least the Pantheon are all in the vicinity. The major squares; Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia and Piazza della Minerva, are always full of people, artists and doves – but you can check it with your own eyes, if you search for low cost flights and cheap hotel rooms
for you on Liligo.com, where you will also find car renting possibilities.Some things to take care of when planning your trip
To have a holiday without setbacks, it helps a lot to take into consideration what simple measurements can be done that would save you many bad shots.
First of all, always check your documents that will be requested at the entrance of your destination country, consult the competent government agency, and even if you do not leave the country, keep in mind that it is obligatory to carry along your identification papers. Moreover, many accommodations request documents at registration. You may also want to rent a car, so you'll have to take your driver's license with you (get informed about the international driving license, too). Do not forget your travel insurance, your health insurance card (we strongly recommend you to take your health card). There are some countries where a visa is required to be allowed to enter the country at all. But do not worry, in most countries you can enter and stay without visas or special permits for some months (usually 90 days).
A good tactic is to photocopy important documents you might need, so in case they get lost or stolen, it will be really useful. Furthermore, it is also a good idea to carry along two extra passport photos.
Thanks to the Schengen agreement, one can freely cross the borders of ‘Schengen countries’, so EU travellers travelling within this area won’t be asked to identify themselves. Even so, you should always carry along identity documents, because police might ask for identity checks, any time. The following countries form part of the Schengen Agreement:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland (non-EU), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway (non-EU), Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland (non-EU).
EU countries that do not belong to this agreement are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Romania. Citizens outside the EU will need to apply for visas and documents to enter the Schengen area. The maximum length of stay for travellers is 3 months.
Bear in mind that some documents and visas are not that easy to get, one has to wait for them. Therefore it is recommended that you plan the travel and learn about these documents well in advance.
In addition to paperwork, when travelling within or outside the borders of the EU or the Schengen area, don’t forget to be informed of the required or recommended vaccinations in certain countries. If you know exactly the health care situation of the country which you plan to travel to, you can avoid many unpleasant surprises.
Again, please note that some vaccines require more than one dose, sometimes with large temporary spaces between them, so it is advisable to act well in advance. Be cautious with consuming food, especially fruits, and for your security, drink bottled water only.
Also, the maximum weight of your luggage is usually around 20 kilos –depending on the airline-, so it might be a good idea to make a list of most necessary things before packing your suitcase. Your passport (and anything fragile) is best to be guarded in your hand luggage that you bring along into the cabin.
Note that you can’t have scissors (or any kind of cutting or stabbing tools) with you, nor liquids of any kind (water, tee, juices and all types of cosmetics), or at least only a small amount.
Unfortunately, sometimes it happens that your luggage gets lost. In this case it might be helpful to have some clothes with you in your hand bag, until your luggage is found.Further information
:Foreign and Commonwealth officeEuropean Health Insurance cardHealthcare abroad
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